Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their closing arguments. >> the american auto industry is back on top. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress. but, we are here today because we know we got more work to do. >> the question in this election is this, do you want to stay on the course that we are on or do you want real change? because we represent real change. >>> with that, let's hear from the campaign's top strategists. david plouffe and ed gillespie. david, let me begin with you. i know that you have been steadily confident throughout this campaign. but you saw our abc news/washington post poll still absolutely deadlocked. 48-48. how can you remain so confident? >> well, george, we have always known that this was going to be a very close race. but it is going to be decided in the battle ground state
Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
about susan rice. >> well, it's one of the most unfair attacks i've ever seen in washington in 34 years. susan rice was using the unclassified talking points, which were provided by the intelligence community. they were a consensus report. they -- >> why didn't they send out hillary clinton? tell me why they didn't send out the secretary of state. >> i have no idea. >> shouldn't she have been out there? >> that's not the issue. the issue is whether or not susan rice should be pilloried for using intelligence reports which david petraeus signed off on, which the dni, the director of national intelligence, mr. clapper signed off on. were they part of a cover-up? did they do something wrong? ask them. they told us, look, we were there. congressman king was there for two days of hearings. >> he says she should have asked more questions. she shouldn't just go out and read talking points. >> well, you mean she should look at the other intelligence. should david petraeus have looked at the other intelligence? of course, he is the head of the cia. should the head of -- the director of nat
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
compromise intelligence. >>> with washington still divided after tuesday's election k the president and congress find common ground on the fiscal cliff, immigration and other big issues. we'll ask our headliners, republican saxby chambliss and the senator responsible to adding to the democrat majority, senator patty murray. >>> representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned
Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
jonathan karl, i'm going to show you how this clipper will bring bipartisanship to washington. >>> hello, again. you just saw one small step for bipartisanship, is there more to come in washington? congress is back to work this week. top priority, a deal to block those automatic spending cuts and tax increases now set for january 1st, and some smart money is starting to bet that the president and congress will find a way to avoid that fiscal cliff. stocks up this week in anticipation of a deal with the dow clocking five straight of gains. and black friday consumer spending was down as well. now let's bring in t number one senator dick durbin and top republican lindsey graham. senator, welcome in. senator, let me begin with you. you see those markets going up in anticipation of a deal, are they right to be optimistic? >> they should be optimistic because we can solve this problem. unfortunately, for the last ten days with the house and congress gone for the thanksgiving recess, much progress hasn't been made, but tomorrow there's no excuse. we're back in down. george, we're back to basic.